Back to the Roots of Cretan Tradition

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Level two: second castle

The trouth is that the second castle was much further up than my brother remembered. He had said that it has about the same distance as the first one but I can tell you right now he was mistaken. I panted up trying to keep up with him and as we couldn’t find it were we though it woud be, eventually  I sat down and sent him on to check if he would find it soon. He called out to me five minutes later, so I got up and also reached it.

The view was definately rewarding!  We were at an altitude of 540 m.

As we were walking downwards we had to be caredul not to twist an ancle or fall because it was quite steep and some rocks were unstable. We also had to hurry a bit because he sunset had reached us and we didnt want to be caught by the night up there!

More pictures here.




Good morning from Sfakia! Let’s go on a boat trip!


It was completely impossible to capture the beauty of this walk in a picture.


Ο όφης… Στο φαράγγι της Ελιγιάς. Look who we found… Hiking in Eligias Gorge.

Samaria Experience: The Programme

The Samaria Experience – back to the roots of Cretan traditions

The “Samaria Experience” is a unique programme of activities created and run by a prominent family from the villages of Samaria and Agia Roumeli.

For many years Roussos Viglis has been dreaming of conveying his intimate knowledge and deep love of one of the most remote and wildest places in Europe. Finally the time is ripe and the “Samaria Experience” started running from spring 2014.

In 4 days of activities centered around the village of Agia Roumeli and the gorge of Samaria you will get an understanding of what it was like to live in this beautiful but harsh place: how people lived and how they survived in almost complete isolation, what they ate, how they cooked.

You will also discover the gorge of Samaria as very few see it: away from crowds and through the eyes of people who were born and grew up there.

Our sea...

Καλημέρα Λιβυκό!

Goodmorning Libyan Sea!